What to eat… What to eat… What to eat…
We all have those moments: standing at the refrigerator, drumming our fingers on the door. Maybe you’re half considering that trusty all-hours Chinese takeout… but really, you’d rather have something a little more wholesome than noodles and mystery meat. Maybe you’re tired of the go-to standby of cereal or peanut butter & jelly. Or maybe you just don’t want to cook.
When I’m feeling that way, one of my favorite minimal-effort-for-maximum-flavor meals is sliced avocado and tomato on crusty, toasted sourdough bread drizzled with delicious extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt. The sourdough perfectly balances the sweet saltiness of the tomatoes and avocado. No need for cooking instructions –hurrah!
My favorite avocados can be purchased at your local Costco. Yes! Costco has fantastic produce. Reliably outstanding are the Haas Avocados they always have stocked. Smooth and creamy, never stringy or weirdly sweet.
The cheese pictured is Toscano soaked in Syrah. Toscano is often described as a cross between crumbly, well-aged British Cheddar and a lovely hard Parmesan. I describe is as “oh my.” The first time I was introduced to cheese soaked in wine was at the Drunk Cheese stall at Borough Market in London. I am a serious cheese aficionado, but Drunk Cheese holds a special place in my foodie heart.
If you’re in London, go to Borough Market! If you’re at Borough Market, visit the Drunk Cheese stall.
You could pair your toasted snack with a sneaky sniffer of La Finca Chardonnay, which I pick up on a regular basis at Trader Joe’s. I think it’s one of the best chardonnays I’ve tasted, and these guys agree with me — all for the steep price of $3.99.
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